Too Easy
Wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy returns, and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri.On a stormy Halloween night, Stella gets a call from her best friend, Detective Phuong Nguyen. Phuong has a problem. Or rather her lover, Bruce Copeland, does.Copeland has been implicated in a police-corruption scandal, and the only person who can help prove his innocence has disappeared. The missing man is Isaac Mortimer, a drug dealer associated with the notorious motorcycle gang The Corpse Flowers. Reluctantly, Stella offers to help track him down — and it isn’t long before she is way in over her head: evading bikies, drinking tea with drug dealers, and, worst of all, hanging out in the Macca’s carpark with a bunch of smart-alec teenagers.Then, when Stella discovers that local street kids are being groomed for some sinister purpose — and that a psychopath with bust face tattooed across his knuckles is pursuing her — she realises she has her work cut out for her.Sounds easy? Too easy.

Too Easy Details

TitleToo Easy
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 14th, 2017
PublisherScribe Publications
ISBN-139781925322026
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Contemporary

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Too Easy Review

  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Too Easy continues an absolutely terrific series that falls on the noirish side of comic farce. Full Review at:  Newtown Review of Books
  • Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked!!!!My View:What an outstanding read! This is my favourite Australian work of crime fiction this year – the dark humour, the flawed, complex, relatable characters are a joy to read, the Australian landscapes – political, physical and social are so relevant and the narrative is compulsive reading - EXCELLENT!!! Stella is the social conscience of contemporary Australians. This is astute and wickedly funny writing, deliciously enthralling. Five stars does not do this book justice! “I pulled Wicked!!!!My View:What an outstanding read! This is my favourite Australian work of crime fiction this year – the dark humour, the flawed, complex, relatable characters are a joy to read, the Australian landscapes – political, physical and social are so relevant and the narrative is compulsive reading - EXCELLENT!!! Stella is the social conscience of contemporary Australians. This is astute and wickedly funny writing, deliciously enthralling. Five stars does not do this book justice! “I pulled over to use the GPS on my phone trying to figure out where I'd gone wrong. If only I could do the same with my life.”“Darkness and I split the bills, had a roster for the dishes. It seemed to work. I didn't pretend to be a good person.”
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    4.75 Stars. I was thoroughly entertained by J M Green’s 2015 debut novel Good Money (Stella Hardy Novel #1), and now the inimitable Stella Hardy is back… bigger, better and funnier than ever in Too Easy . Stella Hardy is a wonderfully ‘modern Australian’ diamond in the rough. She forgives herself for the occasional error in judgement, lets her curiosity guide her and is quick to back herself in a fight (quite literally). Read full review >>
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Australian crime fiction...visit Melbourne and let social worker...Stella Hardy show you the dark side of the town. Review
  • Kelly Callaghan
    January 1, 1970
    A fast paced Aussie thriller set in a side of Melbourne few people would recognise.Stella Hardy is a social worker and her best friend Phuong is a police office who asks Stella to help her find a missing person who could help her fiancé get out of trouble. Stella eventually agrees and uses her contacts to follow leads. Brave and foolish Stella works out what is happening, takes on police corruption and bikie gangs, while protecting her clients.
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  • Nathaniel McGuire
    January 1, 1970
    Stella Hardy is the embodiment of the Australian literary psyche. Short, sharp and crude prose embodies this suspenseful mystery. And I loved every minute of it. Every chapter comes a new twist, and with the new twist, comes a new side of a character. Characters so well thought out, you truly can't know who trust. Hardy is the likes of a modern day Agatha Christie - a truly pleasurable read!
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  • Janice
    January 1, 1970
    Great rollicking tale with plenty of such well inserted social commentary that it's almost seamless. Well written. Enjoyable to read.
  • Ria
    January 1, 1970
    Just brilliant!
  • Noelene
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book as part of a Goodreads competition. Easy read. Australian author. Second in series but easily read as a standalone. Reminds me of Stephanie Plum novel
  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    Another great Stella Hardy crime fiction novel. The end got a bit convoluted for me but it was still a good read. Love all the local references.
  • Scribe Publications
    January 1, 1970
    Stella Hardy rips through her world with wit, guts, brains and vulnerability, blazing fresh trails through the twisted urban landscapes of modern Australia. J.M. Green’s prose is blistering — funny, real and nuanced in just the right proportions. This is my kind of crime writingPeter Doyle, award-winning Author of the Billy Glasheen crime novelsStella Hardy is wonderful — all over the place, like a broken compass, and yet she always manages to head in the right direction. Funny, complex, and ver Stella Hardy rips through her world with wit, guts, brains and vulnerability, blazing fresh trails through the twisted urban landscapes of modern Australia. J.M. Green’s prose is blistering — funny, real and nuanced in just the right proportions. This is my kind of crime writingPeter Doyle, award-winning Author of the Billy Glasheen crime novelsStella Hardy is wonderful — all over the place, like a broken compass, and yet she always manages to head in the right direction. Funny, complex, and very human, in Stella, J.M. Green has created a character readers simply love.William McInnesGreen’s heroine is sharp and sassy and as hard-boiled as a 10-minute egg … There is more than enough intrigue to keep the pages turning and enough classy dialogue to raise a wry smile. Bleak but chic. Herald Sun
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